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Ted Mack Appointed Program Chair

July 1, 2024

Join us in welcoming Professor Edward (Ted) Mack to the position of Chair of the University of Washington Japan Studies Program. Professor Mack teaches modern Japanese-language prose in the department of Asian Languages and Literature. His research focuses on literary works written and read throughout the world, including in North and South America.

His most recent book, Acquired Alterity: Migration, Identity, and Literary Nationalism (University of California Press, 2022), which received the Modern Language Association’s inaugural Scaglione Prize for East Asian Studies in 2023, explores the literary activities of Japanese migrants to Brazil prior to the Second World War. It is available in paperback and as a free PDF to download from the UC Press site.

Professor Mack earned his PhD from Harvard in 2002 and has been a member of the University of Washington faculty since that same year. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor for both the departments of Comparative Literature, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies with an affiliate appointment in the Textual Studies Program.

We also would like to extend our gratitude to Professor Marie Anchordoguy for her dedicated service as program chair over the past three years.